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Mona Lisa Italian Foods Allied Gardens

5156 Waring Rd, At Zion in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA 92120-2706
+1 619-286-2242
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (6 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5156 Waring Rd, At Zion in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA 92120-2706
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

1. The antipasto salad (small, $9.95) was about 90% lettuce. The salami(?) and pepperoni(?) were tasteless and slimy, i.e., cheap. No olives; pinto beans instead (Yuk) 2. The lasagna was barely passable. I believe the sauce was straight from a can with no effort to...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 11 March 2011

We browsed around Little Italy and wound up at Mona Lisa on a Sunday evening. The service and food were excellent, but the dessert sent us over the top! The tiramisu is so flavorful, light and creamy. It was the best I've had in years!...More

Thank Suzgold
Reviewed 6 October 2010

I lived in the Allied Gardens area for many years before moving to North County. This little restaurant on Waring Road was the only sadness of moving away. The Mona Lisa restaurants are both family owned but the recipes are completely different between the Allied...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2010

Great Veal Parm and pizza. Casual. Minestrone just OK; tasted old, salad overdressed.

Thank nlb714
Reviewed 3 June 2009

Everything about this place was average. We ate in the restaurant, not the deli, so maybe we missed out on the part everyone else seems to rave about. The food was pretty subpar for a restaurant in Little Italy. The menu is standard American-style Italian...More

Thank Greensong
Reviewed 21 September 2008

Mona Lisa has been turning out pizza for pickup the whole time I've lived in this neighbor. We like there deep dish and know it will be ready when we get there. As to sitdown, we go pretty often but always seem a little disappointed....More

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 2 July 2008

On a recent trip to San Diego, I went to the Mona Lisa Market and ordered a sandwich on two occassions. Both were excellent. Ate them at a small table just outside the entrance with the bay breezes blowing. The sandwiches reminded me of Queens,...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2008

Wonderful Italian market. Imported meats and cheeses, buffalo mozzarella, fresh pastas.

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Reviewed 26 March 2008

One of the best! There's also Grant's market

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Glad you loved it. We did too ! 😄
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5156 Waring Rd, At Zion in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA 92120-2706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-286-2242
Located in the Allied Gardens neighborhood of San Diego, our authentic homestyle Italian food and restaurant is well known, elegant and delicious. Our dining room offers the perfect atmosphere for private parties while accommodating the more intimate dining experiences. Our menu is flexible and offers savory Italian favorites. At Mona Lisa Italian Foods, we have everything from a la carte options to the very best in authentic home style Italian catering for large groups. Our low priced catering services offer a wide variety of foods and services for homes, offices, weddings and banquets. If you don't have time to dine in, we also have a takeout menu available with the same exquisite taste.
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